Ommegang Aphrodite - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by sirdrinkwell:
2.2/5 rDev -41.3%
A-opaque ruby pink in color as it pours into my ommegang chalice, fair amount of head and retention.
S-raspberry fruitiness abounds...smells a bit like raspberry soda, artificial flavoring and all...i was hoping it would have a more authentic, natural texture.
T-tart syrupy fruit with sour back end.
M-acidic. medium bodied, with sour afteraste.
O-you can't go terribly wrong with Ommegang, so i don't feel total buyer's remorse, but as a limited release this isn't something i'll miss once it's gone. in general, after this i think i give up on the fruit/vegetable beer style altogether. but hey, if you're into it...bottoms up!
08-17-2011 23:09:36 | More by sirdrinkwell
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3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
On tap at the Blue Monk Tuesday night.Came to the table n a tulip glass a somewhat murky pink with a very thin light pink head that was gone in a flash.Sweet and tart raspberries really jump out ya to go along with a very slight sour/yeasty funk,a trace of iron as well.Flavors start out with ripe tart raspberries with a more noticable funky spicy element coming into play as you drink more,it can a little sweet after awhile as well.A well made beer,its not all fruit but has some complexity and kick to it.
09-23-2011 12:56:06 | More by oberon
3.48/5 rDev -7.2%
Very pretty beer. Rose colored, pink head that was fairly sticky.
Very sweet, fruity aroma. Definitely raspberry.
Funky taste to begin, a little tart. Then the sweet raspberries and other fruit take over. Again, it is very sweet. Also, the alcohol is noticeable.
Sweet and sharp. I would be happier with less sweet and more tart.
10-04-2011 11:57:07 | More by lordofthewiens
3.1/5 rDev -17.3%
Poured into a pint glass. Had at New World Tavern--Plymouth
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, high carbonation, reddish brown in color, clear
Smell: brett, yeast, and dark fruit--not the best of smells
Taste: very juicy, cherry, grape, and pear--especially at the start, hay in the middle, and slight hops at the end. It has some characteristics of a dry rose wine.
Mouthfeel: sweet and slightly funky, dry aftertaste, high carbonation, light bodied
Overall: Very different. Kinda like a cross between a rose wine and a saison..it also has elements of a less sweet Leinie's berry. I would say this is a great beer for wine drinkers, but I have had way better from Ommegang. Not a bad beer, but several of their latest releases have blown me away. This sadly is not one of them.
02-21-2012 14:59:16 | More by tigg924
3.6/5 rDev -4%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Light ruby and red with a quickly forming, persistent off-white, light pink head.
Fresh, authentic raspberry aroma and a mild, unappealing plastic smell.
Sweet, juicy, authentic raspberry flavor and little else--very nice.
Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Appropriate and a pleasure to drink.
A delicious raspberry ale that truly allows the authentic, fresh, and vibrant flavor of the fruit to shine through. Quite nice!
09-27-2011 03:40:18 | More by ehammond1
3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
Pours a cloudy prune color with a huge bubbly thick pink head that dies down to light lacing.
The aroma escapes me for the most part. Peppercorn and a dried chili peppers of all things. There is an underlying fruit juice smell with some funk rearing it's head every once in a while. Noticeable raspberry smell.
Tastes very fruity and only lightly tart. Funky backend that doesn't show up all too often.
Mouthfeel is light woth lots of carbonation.
Overall is really good and pretty interesting. Well worth picking one of these up just to try something a little different
09-02-2011 20:53:09 | More by daveytheformer
3.95/5 rDev +5.3%
A: I popped the cork and the smoke pours out. The color is a surprising bright pinkish red hue with a foam head filled with whole lot of effervescent bubbles that cools down kind of quickly, but with some lacing. This beer has some real color and body to it.
S: This smells like beer, Belgian beer with a fruity sweet hints.
T: The taste is tangy and very tasty. It has a fruity flavor that is wine like and slight sourness. I have had some "Lambric" Belgian beers that really slam you with a hard tart fruit flavor that is overwhelming that almost seems like it should be mixed. This is gentle, smooth, tasty and palate cleansing. Real nice.
M: This is a smooth brew that is a nice drink. I normally prefer low carb, but this works as a high carbonation beverage. It's like sherbert and cleanses your palate. "Sure Herbert take a bite." Robert Creeley poet
O: Overall this is a really good beer.
This beer is meant to be drank with Latin Jazz. I recommend Chico O'Farrill or William Cepada!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-28-2011 22:04:36
12-29-2011 05:41:28 | More by frankiepop
4/5 rDev +6.7%
Purchased at the source at Brewery Ommegang.
A-Pours a slighly veiled bright crimson with a thick and ample pink head. Unusual, and cool
S-Overwhelming pungent raspberry and pear. Mouthwatering.
T-Dry, slightly sour raspberry is at the fore, giving way to green pear and a building sensation of dry sourness. Brett is definately present. Impossible to believe this is almost 9% abv.
M-Medium astringent mouth with well balanced carbonation.
O-I am not a huge fruit beer fan, and I am not big on sours, but this is a nice little changeup brew that I enjoyed alot and would buy again.
09-11-2011 23:50:45 | More by caddybuyer
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
On tap at Comet Coffee Shop. Pink bodied with a thin head. A slightly malty beginning followed by a raspberry tartness. Other fruit mellows the raspberry bite.Fruity aroma. Medium modied. Not that wild, refreshing with a decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation.
Felt the same with the bottled version, except that I liked the more purple colour better. Funky musty aroma.
09-06-2011 12:35:43 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +6.7%
On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood; served in a 10oz goblet.
Hazy ruby body glows like a lantern while supporting a thin layer of cherry-blossom-tinged suds. Average retention, feeble lacing.
Fresh fruit aromatics are a unique hard-to-identify blend, reminds me of a well crafted cocktail. Raspberry and pear are present in equal measure in the nose, and play off one another marvelously.
Raspberries are tart and bracing up-front. A touch of acohol arrives mid-palate and pears show up at the beginning of the finish. Tart yet well balanced. Any other ingredients are pure but restrained.
Medium-light bodied with sufficient carbonation and free of astringency.
Bright, fresh, clean, and expertly blended, while perhaps lacking in complexity, this is one of the most approachable sours I've had.
01-24-2012 04:12:49 | More by augustgarage
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
On tap at Wold of Beer at North Hills 2/16/12.
Pours a faint reddish pink with a thick mountain of soft, pink head that has decent retention. The nose is sweet and fruity. The taste is sweet and fruity, tart with a little bit of raspberry coming through. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp.
This is a smooth beer. For the ABV you would have no idea. The flavor is a little one dimensional but it's still enjoyable and tasty. In my opinion it's worth checking out.
02-16-2012 23:29:43 | More by tdm168
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
Pinkish amber body, finger of white head that recedes into surface memory.
Smell is serious funk. Serious. A trace of raspberry.
Taste is much mellower and subdued. Tart raspberry swings in on the finish, sweetness and Brett dominate the main body. Tastes better than it smells.
Smooth, textured body. Nice.
Raspberry Brett stuff is so hit-or-miss. This is a hit.
09-03-2011 02:46:59 | More by zaphodchak
2.4/5 rDev -36%
Bottle bought back in Feb '12, drank in Aug '12.
A: Pours ruby red with minimal red and no retention; like carbonated cranberry juice. Slight haze.
S: I can't help but think V8 Splash. Extremely sweet berry. Really no hint of brett.
T: Bready malt supplemented with strong, sweet fruits - sweet raspberry/strawberry. Slight tartness, unsure whether it's fruit or brett. Slight bitterness, finishes dry.
M: light body, dry finish, good carbonation
I'm not sure whether I dislike this style of beer (whatever you would call this), but I feel like the juices are overdone. More emphasis on the brett/yeast with the raspberry/pear juice as a supplement may have worked better. I seriously feel like I'm drinking a V8 Splash, not a beer.
08-03-2012 01:59:11 | More by gdkersey
4/5 rDev +6.7%
Purchased at Brewery Ommegang. Poured into an Ommegang snifter. Can't get more ideal than this....
A - Pours red with a fizzy foam. Plenty of carbonation. No lacing of note. Some cloudiness.
S - Scents of apples, and berries. Slightly yeasty. Smells sweet from fruit aroma.
T - Flavors of berries, apples, & pears are noticeable. Has qualities of a lambic. The brett yeast has a slight tangy flavor.
M - Smooth, mildly carbonated, and light bodied. Nice drinkability.
O - Just a good beer for what it is. The style doesn't work for everyone, but I kinda wished I saved this for a pre-Thanksgiving toast. Nice job Ommegang!
11-13-2011 20:00:34 | More by socon67
Ommegang Aphrodite from Brewery Ommegang
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